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Hop oil: A safe sleep aid

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  • Hop essential oil is known to help ease sleeping problems by way of steam inhalation, baths and aromatherapy techniques. It is often combined with valerian root oil to help relieve insomnia and anxiety
  • It may also be used to help in the management of health conditions like tuberculosis, cancer, liver disease and postmenopausal issues
  • While hop oil is considered nontoxic and nonirritating, it may still cause sensitizations in certain people. Like other essential oils, it should not be used without dilution

If you're familiar with the plant hop or hops, you're probably aware that it gives beer its characteristic bitter flavor and acts as an antiseptic to inhibit spoilage. However, as an essential oil, it has several uses and offers a number of health benefits. Read on to discover more about the uses and benefits of hop essential oil.


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